RJ127 wrote:Non-Chalant1 wrote: Again all No Ceilings showed me was that he had an advanced flow. That is my point, he gets by along on flow alone these days. It's not what he says, it's how he says it. Jay-Z once said something similar a few years ago. (Ironic because Jay-Z and 3K are probably Wayne's biggest influences outside of the obvious New Orleans stuff) . The Carter 2 was when the mainstream started realizing he could rap, but you can't hang your hat on that and a couple of hot mixtapes. He still has not delivered a classic album...Kanye West has a better discography if we're being realistic and obviously Wayne's a more talented rapper. But you don't get put in greatest of all time discussions without having those type of albums on your resume'.
Your only as good as your last verse or product. When was the last time you heard a Wayne feature that made your jaw drop? A verse that made you double-take? It's more his persona than his lyrics at this point. "I think about more than I forget." Who else but Wayne could say that and have people going
6'7' and Fire Flame Remix both had sick Weezy verses lol. I agree though you can't do it on flow alone. Jigga makes you feel his music much like Pac and Big did. And no Wayne album has ever come close to an Illmatic, Blueprint, All Eyez on Me, Life After Death, etc. But Wayne created a new lane for rapping. Not just like obvious punchlines, but some of his ish is well thought out and has me trippin for a bit. Especially when he inserts references from our childhood (since he is like our age still lol). I guess its "to each their own" with Wayne but I appreciate what he's accomplished thus far and will continue to support his career.
I haven't heard the Fire Flame Remix...I'll go check. I pretty much gave up on the radio because I hate Wacka Flocka at any point that's not a party.